[gentoo-user] Hall of FAIL.

2017-07-09 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, I'm having some pretty dire FAIL issues with respect to a small but critical collection of packages... tortoise portage # tree -L 2 . ├── dev-libs │ ├── libcdio-0.94-r1 │ └── libcdio-paranoia-0.94_p1-r1 ├── media-libs │ └── opencv-3.1.0-r7 ├── media-video │ ├── ffmpeg-3.3.2 │ ├──

[gentoo-user] What gives with all these file collisions?

2017-06-02 Thread Alan Grimes
I'm trying to emptytree my system because GCC update because I need to reboot because Nvidia-drivers segfaulted and broke a 2-month endurance run on my new mobo of my number theory code, set to use 15 hyperthreads and 25gb of ram... I'm getting lots of package failures due to file collisions and

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Issues with AMD_IOMMU

2017-05-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Here's the grub command line I was using on my Phenom II on a 990FX board, I had only commented it out after upgrading to Ryzen #GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="check_enable_amd_mmconf amd_iommu=fullflush iommu=soft" -- Strange Game. The only winning move is not to play. Powers are not rights.

Re: [gentoo-user] Issues with AMD_IOMMU

2017-05-14 Thread Alan Grimes
Adam Carter wrote: > Tried kernels 4.10.13 and 4.11, with > CONFIG_GART_IOMMU=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_HELPER=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_API=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_SUPPORT=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_IOVA=y > CONFIG_AMD_IOMMU=y > CONFIG_AMD_IOMMU_V2=m > Chipset is 990FX, and AFAICT the V2 is for the APU (bdver3 and 4 vintage). > >

Re: [gentoo-user] world rebuild with gcc-6.3.0 - not completely there yet

2017-05-09 Thread Alan Grimes
I've been running some number theory on my CPU 24/7 for the last month... It's a good burn-in because it uses all my cpu and all my ram. =P The run will complete a month from now, I hope... Kinda stoked about gcc 6.x coming, really looking forward to rebuilding my system, hope things go well by

Re: [gentoo-user] GCC 5.4.0

2017-04-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Dale wrote: > Dale wrote: > > This is something I have noticed that changed since the gcc upgrade. > One, Firefox seems to use less memory. It's not a whole lot less but it > is less for sure. It also uses a lot less CPU power. Used to if I had > two or three Firefox profiles running, I could

Re: [gentoo-user] New AMD hardware. [Was: Nvidia Drivers. =(]

2017-04-10 Thread Alan Grimes
anything else is attempted with the system. Alan Mackenzie wrote: > >> He [Alan Grimes] has new hardware (Ryzen) that needs 4.10 for proper support. > I too have new hardware (An Asus Prime X370-PRO MB with a Ryzen 1700X > processor), indeed so new that my first attempt to boot a minima

Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia Drivers. =(

2017-04-05 Thread Alan Grimes
g ...Done applying user patches" > > > Il mer 5 apr 2017, 17:40 Alan Grimes <alonz...@verizon.net > <mailto:alonz...@verizon.net>> ha scritto: > > Looks like a good patch but can you link to instructions for applying > this patch? > > > Fabio

Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia Drivers. =(

2017-04-05 Thread Alan Grimes
Looks like a good patch but can you link to instructions for applying this patch? Fabio Scaccabarozzi wrote: > > Hi Alan, > > That is expected with 4.10 kernels. > You can grab a patch from my /etc/portage repository: >

[gentoo-user] Nvidia Drivers. =(

2017-04-05 Thread Alan Grimes
I'm still running on my old kernel as I re-build my system, Nvidia drivers just barfed ### tortoise src # ls -l total 12 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Apr 5 09:50 linux -> linux-4.10.8/ drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Apr 5 10:01 linux-4.10.8 drwxrwxr-x 25 root root 4096 Apr

[gentoo-user] Ryzen initial results.

2017-04-04 Thread Alan Grimes
I installed my Ryzen system today, using a mATX b350 mobo. My existing kernel mostly works, .00] Linux version 4.6.7 (root@tortoise) (gcc version 5.4.0 (Gentoo 5.4.0-r3 p1.3, pie-0.6.5) ) #6 SMP Tue Apr 4 22:34:38 EDT 2017 0.00] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.6.7 root=/dev/sda3 ro

Re: [gentoo-user] WARNING: Crucial MX300 drives SUUUUUCK!!!!

2017-02-14 Thread Alan Grimes
All this raises an interesting question: How much effort is it reasonable to expect a user to undertake just to use one of these drives? I mean it's going to be very tough to argue that it should require more than "plug in -> add partitions > boogie" I mean half of what I'm hearing about how to

[gentoo-user] WARNING: Crucial MX300 drives SUUUUUCK!!!!

2017-02-12 Thread Alan Grimes
Dear god, I think I have come in contact with one of the suckiest things in the universe! I mean first there are supermassive black holes... OK... Then there's Crucial MX300 SSDs, and in a distant third there's Justin Beiber. I mean the absolute suckyness of MX300 SSDs defy human comprehension.

[gentoo-user] UEFI is teh SNAFU!

2017-01-30 Thread Alan Grimes
I had to reboot my system again due to video driver update. I had set up a new build of my kernel in a UEFI partition. The BIOS/firmware seemed to be happy with the location. The machine stops stone cold dead the instant the firmware tries to transfer control to the new kernel. I found a switch

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > - You have run the efibootmgr command with the right syntax, options and > parameters and have run it a second time as 'efibootmgr -v' to verify its > output shows correctly the path to your gentoo kernel image. Can't do this step because of chicken and egg conflict. -- Strange

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > On Saturday 28 Jan 2017 20:24:34 Alan Grimes wrote: Dudes, sorry, I obviously have a crossed-neuron in my brain and can't remember MFT versus GPT because they are so conceptually similar, Give it a rest. Please don't waste more than a single line correcting me. =( I'll be fi

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-28 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:11:28 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: > > It appears to be a 2-stage boot process: > > BIOS boot -> Binary of GRUB bootstrap loader. > You don't have a BIOS with a UEFI system. We were discussing BIOS boot on a MFT partition scheme, wh

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-28 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:41:44 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> Device Start End Sectors Size Type >> /dev/sdc12048264191262144 128M EFI System >> /dev/sdc2 526336 537233407 536707072 255.9G Linux filesystem >> /dev/sd

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan Grimes wrote: [] Had another learning experience with respect to how GPT disks work., system is buttoned up and operating in GPT mode. In old systems, the boot sectors and bootstrap loaders were kinda consigned to a digital pergatory on the drive, now you just have to give it its own 1mb

[gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-27 Thread Alan Grimes
To make a boot disk in DOS you have two options. Format /s x: and Sys x: Once this is done, the new disk will boot perfectly [period] . So what I did was I deleted my botched UEFI partition, and created two new partitions, each of half-size. I mark ... well.: #33

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: The plot thickens!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
Bill Kenworthy wrote: > On 27/01/17 08:33, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Neil Bothwick wrote: >>> On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:07:03 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: >>> >>>> 4. Create MFT partition table. >>> MFT? Isn't that something to do with NTFS? You need a GPT p

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: The plot thickens!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:07:03 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> 4. Create MFT partition table. > MFT? Isn't that something to do with NTFS? You need a GPT partition table > if you want to boot with UEFI. > yeah, my bad memory, it was MFT, as offered by

[gentoo-user] SNAFU: The plot thickens!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
My ordeal with grub continues. I tried the bleeding edge GRUB, no change in behavior. I realized that I had an additional source of information that I had been neglecting. The boot fixer thumb drive I had in the back of the mascheen was booting UEFI into a crappy bloating debian-ish thingy.

[gentoo-user] Bootloaders: SILENT CRISIS!!!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
I looked for more information on GRUB form upstream but, on first impression, it's been an abandoned project since 2012... Apparently some users have posted patches to things like the invalid sector size problem but the project has been deaf to these problems and has done nothing whatsoever. =( I

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: snafu: the update

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
Nikos Chantziaras wrote: >> Yeah, I've been using that directory for many many long years, I ended >> up removing the grub directory completely and re-installing, it's much >> cleaner now. > > You have done it wrong, actually :-P > > You are mounting the EFI partition as /boot. You should be

Re: [gentoo-user] snafu: the update

2017-01-25 Thread Alan Grimes
Tom H wrote: > On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Alan Grimes <alonz...@verizon.net> wrote: >> The linux kernel stalls stone cold dead in either direct from firmware >> or pass through grub mode. > AFAIK, when you load the kernel directly from the EFI firmware, it has >

[gentoo-user] snafu: the update

2017-01-25 Thread Alan Grimes
I re-installed grub and now it boots through the grub menu to the point of handing off to the linux kernel. The linux kernel stalls stone cold dead in either direct from firmware or pass through grub mode. So I think Grub is 97.6% exonerated at this point. This is my standard kernel.org pure

[gentoo-user] SNAFU!!!! Boot drive modernization.

2017-01-25 Thread Alan Grimes
After 7 long years, the peace of mind feature on my Velociraptor HD had finally given up the ghost. So I get a new SSD, that's slightly smaller but still a large multiple of what I actually need the drive for. =P To be fully trendy (and finally wanting to put the 1980's to bed) I try to set up

Re: [gentoo-user] kernel 4.9.0 + nvidia problem

2016-12-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Philip Webb wrote: > I successfully configured, compiled & installed Kernel 4.9.0 (testing) > & compiled Nvidia 375.26 (testing) to match ; > there was a problem trying to use 4.9.0 with 361.28 (below). > After reboot, X started, but with a primitive display (overlarge chars etc). > I tried it

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: should everything compile?

2016-12-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Holger Hoffstätte wrote: > ..indicates a mismatch in C++11 ABI which changed in gcc5. What happens is > that one the > dependencies of openimageio was built against the old C++11 std::string ABI > (hence the > link errors), and needs to be rebuilt. It looks to be "Imf" aka libIlmImf, > whatever

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-08 Thread Alan Grimes
Kevin Monceaux wrote: > Shutting down X11 doesn't appear to be equivalent to a reboot on my > desktop. > If I shut down X11, my uptime still keeps accumulating. > > I'm way overdue for a reboot to switch to a newer kernel. It's been 83 days > since my last reboot. I've built a couple of new

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > 2. If problems show up, forget the script and use 'emerge -avuND world' as > Mr. > McKinnon suggested. In most cases this will resolve any conflicts on its > own. > You could add '--backtrack=90' if there are unresolved conflicts to get > portage > to try harder. =\ I do

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Grant Edwards wrote: > On 2016-12-07, Alan McKinnon wrote: > >> Your problem is that the box seems to have not been updated in a >> long while. That is always tricky. > That's putting it mildly. Gentoo works far, far better if you update > frequently. On most systems I

Re: [gentoo-user] Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan McKinnon wrote: > So why are you running it? Do I really need to answer that? I want my system upgraded and the gentle approach isn't working -> try the rough approach. I think a significant issue is that I have a number of dead and missing packages: Here's the revdep rebuild list, I

Re: [gentoo-user] Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan McKinnon wrote: > On 07/12/2016 15:03, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Certainly there are groups of packages in the 439 that could be updated >> without triggering these conflicts but then doing that automatically >> wouldn't waste enough of the user's time... >> >>

[gentoo-user] Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
I have a user consuming most of my CPU time so that's part of the reason why it's slow... My current misery factory is 439... I didn't even get it to update BASH until day 4... The thing seems to have a problem with the --deep flag these days, omitting deep seems to evade a number of the

[gentoo-user] Me, and how to troll LIKE A BOSS.

2016-06-25 Thread Alan Grimes
Hello, Let me introduce myself again. I'm 38. I have no job, I have not had a job in 4 years. I can't get a job because I have not had job in 4 years. Literally, nobody will hire me. My computer is six years old. All I want it to do is just keep working the way it did last week. My health

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-31 Thread Alan Grimes
>Sadly, your acid_demeanor precludes you from such opportunities. So if you change your mind and want to take a professional approach to palidromes, you >might just establish some new friendships. Think things over a bit and let me know should you want to access more aggressive resources. YES, you

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-31 Thread Alan Grimes
J. Roeleveld wrote: > On Monday, May 30, 2016 08:57:01 PM Alan Grimes wrote: >> Gregory Woodbury wrote: >>> What the...? >>> Do you have every package there is installed? The worst updates I >>> have seen >>> are only 40-50 packages. 403 bein

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-30 Thread Alan Grimes
Gregory Woodbury wrote: > What the...? > Do you have every package there is installed? The worst updates I > have seen > are only 40-50 packages. 403 being 25% implies around 1600 - 1700 > packages. > Actually that seems about right, but why are you getting that many > updates? You > may have

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-30 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > Have you read the emerge and portage man pages anytime in the last five > years? I tried to extract useful information from the emerge manpage a few days ago but it contained no useful information, manpages are written in moonspeak anyway. I thought portage was just the

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-30 Thread Alan Grimes
Dale wrote: > Do you really want a answer to that? Seriously? You asked so I guess > you do. Here it is. Yes! lol The way you do things, and continue to > do things, even after having several VERY experienced users tell you > that the way you are doing things is wrong pretty much says it

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sat, 28 May 2016 20:48:37 -0700, Daniel Frey wrote: > >>> Furthermore, the current portage doesn't require the revdep-rebuild >>> step because >>> of the @preserved-rebuild set creation. >> I beg to differ, portage still misses stuff more often than you think. I >>

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Gregory Woodbury wrote: > > > On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Neil Bothwick > wrote: > > On Sat, 28 May 2016 21:54:09 +0200, Volker Armin Hemmann wrote: > > > thanks a lot. My eyes are bleeding. > > Serves you right for being daft

[gentoo-user] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-28 Thread Alan Grimes
1. Fuck shit up royally. 2. Waddle around squawking about how everything works perfectly for you and that it's the user's fault. It's getting to the point that I can't remember a time when running emerge has not been a week-long ordeal. I feel that my jackhammer script has been deliberately

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Volker Armin Hemmann wrote: > you do stupid things and then complain that the system does not work. > > Why don't you stop doing stupid things? > > That said, C 1.0 blocks A 1.0 but updating to C 2.0 would solve it, does > happen, even if you do not act retarded, BUT those instances are usually >

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Dale wrote: > Basically, take the advice from some people who have been doing this > for years or continue along the path that you have proven doesn't work. I've got more years on gentoo that most of you. Indeed, my home directory probably has detritus in it dating back to 2004. I only joined

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > Hello Mr Grimes, > > I see you still have trouble dealing with your rage issues. > > I recommend you seek professional help about that. > Nah! Let the man vent. Gentoo is a particularly effective (meta)distro for > this purpose too. It will invariably do *exactly* what you

[gentoo-user] why emerge sucks nuts:

2016-04-15 Thread Alan Grimes
update list: B 2.0 (1.0) (pulled in by A.) A 2.0 (1.0) C 2.0 (1.0) You would think it would just start compiling A and C. NOOO Emerge errors out with this: "fuck you user, C 1.0 won't work B 2.0" I'm like I'M ALREADY UPDATING C TOO, YOU STOOPID STACK OF SHIT!!! Now I'm

[gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-15 Thread Alan Grimes
Emerge won't update a single goddammned package on my system. My number theory code finished a segment of work, (after a month), and it's time to reboot the system to propagate updates to nvidia drivers and such, uptime = 81 days. I thought the hell emerge put me through last time would cover

Re: [gentoo-user] to anyone and everyone

2016-04-09 Thread Alan Grimes
R0b0t1 wrote: > > Did you give it a dummy load when you scoped it? > Running the Unigine valley demo on modest settings. -- IQ is a measure of how stupid you feel. Powers are not rights.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Keyboard is dead after emerge-update

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Grant Edwards wrote: > Except X failing to load and falling back toa console never seems to > the failure mode I'd run into. It's more like X starts up and the > keyboard and mouse don't work, so I've got to go dig out my laptop > (which was hopefully not left at the office) boot it up and then

Re: [gentoo-user] Keyboard is dead after emerge-update

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > No one in their right mind would continue to use an OS that is clearly so > unsuitable for their needs that they don't even trust it to start up > properly... whatever their IQ. Why didn't I think of that!!! I'll run out to the store and select a completely different

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: >> =kde-base/baloo-1.0 > Then you haven't done much manual reading in the last ten years. It's not like it's holy scripture that I just read periodically just 'cuz. > >> or something, which I think it had to be at one point in time. or >> something to target the kde4

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Peter Humphrey wrote: > Read the manual. > ...and get rid of all those excruciating scripts of yours and start doing > things manually and sanely, one step at a time. Repeat the following three times daily: The purpose of a computer is to save me time and effort. -- IQ is a measure of how

Re: [gentoo-user] Keyboard is dead after emerge-update

2016-03-21 Thread Alan Grimes
Anyone who boots directly to X'doze without first going through a safe console login is a raging mad lunatic who needs his head examined. This is linux we are talking about. It's crap. It always has been crap, and it always will be crap. Never ever ever trust it. I leave my computer on

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-21 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:16:36 -0400, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> my package.use -fu is minimal. =\ > I thought you'd been using Gentoo for ten years? > >> What is the exact line I need to add to the pile of hacks, and >> workarounds in that file

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-20 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:31:18 -0400, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> [blocks B ] kde-base/baloo:4[-minimal(-)] >> ("kde-base/baloo:4[-minimal(-)]" is blocking >> kde-frameworks/baloo-5.19.0) > This is quite common when running KDE4 apps unde

[gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-20 Thread Alan Grimes
It seems that akregator fell off the upgrade bus a while ago and now it seems I've missed my chance to update it! =0 Akregator is a high priority package for me, it is one of the first things I run whenever I start x'doze. tortoise kde-apps # emerge --search akregator [ Results for search key

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: The war continues.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Philip Webb wrote: > So that needs rephrasing : "Why is AG using KDE 5 ? " (smile). > Everything works for me using Fluxbox + some KDE 4 apps. The last good version of KDE was 3.5.x... then the flood came... (Qt 4) and all the developer started having Ideas about things that could go into the

Re: [gentoo-user] The war continues.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Then you should understand the need for detailed error reports and reading the output from the various commands. I always set verbosity to very high or max... Back in the good old days there was this OS called DOS. All of it's commands told you what they were and what they were doing by

Re: [gentoo-user] Confessional: how I generally use emerge.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
> What have you set PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET to? It *must* be one of: * python2_7 * python3_4 Alec I had it on 3_4 but that's giving me: tortoise ~ # ./pretendupdate These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! !!! Multiple package instances

[gentoo-user] The war continues.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
My effort to update my syestem continues unabated. =\ One problem is that every time revdep-rebuild is run, it always rebuilds all of libreoffice, an 8-hour build. WTF, seriously, WTF? I made the mistake of syncing portage again and was thrown back into useflag hell: I tried to fix it by

[gentoo-user] Confessional: how I generally use emerge.

2016-03-18 Thread Alan Grimes
I use two scripts for all emerge use, the goal is to run one command and then walk away: Standard general update script: ### tortoise ~ # cat sysupdate #they must have moved or removed the logs, might have to track them down again... #rm /var/log/emerge* # cache /usr/portage

Re: [gentoo-user] Confessional: how I generally use emerge.

2016-03-18 Thread Alan Grimes
The dependency graph that seems to be murdering me right now seems to be: kde -> wayland -> gles2 -> egl -> # .. [ebuild N ] kde-plasma/plasma-meta-5.5.5:5::gentoo USE="display-manager gtk pam pulseaudio sddm sdk wallpapers -bluetooth

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge is teh FAIL ! ! ! ! !

2016-03-14 Thread Alan Grimes
s you did not post the actual error or log. At least the > snipped you posted does not make any sense. > > 2016-03-14 16:12 GMT+01:00 Alan Grimes <alonz...@verizon.net > <mailto:alonz...@verizon.net>>: > > In order to press ahead, I had to drop ktorrent and

[gentoo-user] Emerge is teh FAIL ! ! ! ! !

2016-03-14 Thread Alan Grimes
In order to press ahead, I had to drop ktorrent and digikam, both packages that I consider high priority. =\ I thought that would finally get me going... Oh what a fool I was... # >>> Running pre-merge checks for kde-plasma/plasma-workspace-5.5.5-r2 >>> Running pre-merge

[gentoo-user] dealing with distfiles bloat?

2016-03-06 Thread Alan Grimes
I can't really read the stupid unformatted du output but it looks like I have 30 gb of bloat in some 3,600 files in my distfiles directory. is there any sane way to prune out some of the older versions, I am in no mood to spend all day hand-pruning these and the nuclear option is not too friendly

[gentoo-user] now in blocked packages hell. =\

2016-03-06 Thread Alan Grimes
I guess I deserve congratulations for graduating from useflag hell. Now I'm in blocked packages hell. I tried to cure it by uninstalling things but now I've hit two packages that I consider to be high-priority... though I've started using a windows 7 machine to access my cannon camera.

Re: [gentoo-user] useflag hell.

2016-02-28 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan McKinnon wrote: > On a plasma system like you have this will probably cause similar issues > for other packages, so you must iteratively solve those as well till no > more inconsistencies remain. I have a fvwm system. KDE has been the suck since 3.5.x because qt turned to crap with 4.0. --

[gentoo-user] useflag hell.

2016-02-28 Thread Alan Grimes
I've been running number theory code for a few weeks, so haven't been updating my machine too often... I for the last day or so I'm in a run my "pretendupdate" script, look at the results, decide whether to run ufed or bleep with package.use run the pretendupdate script again, do something

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: eselect OpenCL is wrong.

2016-01-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Nikos Chantziaras wrote: > On 06/01/16 18:32, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Wrong, I say, WRONG! >> [...] >> The game Planet Explorers (available on Steam) demonstrates how this >> should be used. You are given a menu at the start of the game that lists >> the avai

[gentoo-user] eselect OpenCL is wrong.

2016-01-06 Thread Alan Grimes
Wrong, I say, WRONG! OpenCl is not OpenGL. It is more of a framework than an API. A high end machine may have a number of different OpenCL hosts, the cpu, vector cores built into the cpu as in the AMD APU line and intel's lame knockoff thereof. =P There is also OpenCL support in GPUs,

[gentoo-user] modest list of miserable FAIL

2016-01-03 Thread Alan Grimes
Okay, this is the list after the SECOND emptytree world. I then sync'd again and removed any packages scheduled for update from this list and ran it again. Most of these are long-standing fails, the one that worries me the most is klibc, that might byte me on reboot. That is a Gcc 5.3

Re: [gentoo-user] Gcc 5.3

2015-12-25 Thread Alan Grimes
David Haller wrote: > Hello, > > On Thu, 24 Dec 2015, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Hey, thanks for putting out gcc 5.3... >> >> Unfortunately, it fails to bootstrap on my machine. I am getting >> differences between the stage 2 and stage 3 compilers and it's dying...

Re: [gentoo-user] Gcc 5.3

2015-12-25 Thread Alan Grimes
Andreas K. Huettel wrote: > Am Donnerstag, 24. Dezember 2015, 16:18:27 schrieb Alan Grimes: > > Hey, thanks for putting out gcc 5.3... > > > Unfortunately, it fails to bootstrap on my machine. I am getting > > differences between the stage 2 and stage 3 co

Re: [gentoo-user] Gcc 5.3

2015-12-24 Thread Alan Grimes
failing for me. Stanislav Nikolov wrote: > I think they should be compiled with the same version of gcc, > shouldn't they? > > On 12/24/2015 05:18 PM, Alan Grimes wrote: > > Hey, thanks for putting out gcc 5.3... > > > Unfortunately, it fails to bootstrap on my machine. I

[gentoo-user] Gcc 5.3

2015-12-24 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, thanks for putting out gcc 5.3... Unfortunately, it fails to bootstrap on my machine. I am getting differences between the stage 2 and stage 3 compilers and it's dying... =( make[2]: Entering directory '/var/tmp/portage/sys-devel/gcc-5.3.0/work/build' make[3]: Entering directory

[gentoo-user] Gcc 5.2

2015-12-01 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, I wanted to start a thread about gcc 5.2. I realize that the GNU project made a justifiable but still nightmarish decision to change the default C version in one jump from C89 -- skipping c99 and setting it now to c11 in one go. I would imagine that this would have reprecusions for many of

[gentoo-user] update on seamonkey issue.

2015-11-23 Thread Alan Grimes
The bug filed upstream has been marked invalid, they say it's a Gentoo problem. I was inclined to give Gentoo a free pass on this because ebuilds routinely go to heroic lengths to make this stuff work as beatifuly as it does 99.5% of the time. Maybe the e-build process needs to be changed for

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Big problem: Seamonkey

2015-11-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Okay, since just dumping the legacy e-build into the portage tree would be too easy, it was prevented. How do I build an ebuild out-of-tree? =( I've kinda wanted to know how to do this for years but was too lazy to track down the information but these later versions of Seamonkey are so

[gentoo-user] This is what I get for trying...

2015-11-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Naturally, the instructions on the gentoo wiki FAIL https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Basic_guide_to_write_Gentoo_Ebuilds atg@tortoise ~/archive $ ebuild seamonkey-2.35.ebuild clean merge Appending /home to PORTDIR_OVERLAY... !!! Repository 'x-home' is missing

[gentoo-user] Big problem: Seamonkey

2015-11-18 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, both Seamonkey 2.38 and 2.39 are unstable to the point of being utterly unusable, I need to re-install 2.35 but it has already been removed from Portage, HELP!! There are some mutterings on the upstream bugtracker about it being related to how Cairo is being compiled/poorly coded, but

[gentoo-user] THE SCREAM.

2015-09-29 Thread Alan Grimes
You know that famous Van Gough painting? That kinda haunts you because it's absolutely silent... Well, that's what my computer is like since sound stopped working a few days ago. =| I have these speakers that basically haven't been turned off in 9 years, but I can still play my PS3's sound

Re: [gentoo-user] CD ripper that generates song titles?

2015-08-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: Vinyl LPs are making a comeback in the UK too among audiophiles. Those who can afford it use valve amps too. Yeah, the most popular type is the Single Ended Triode (SET). The most popular toobz are the 2A3 (good for about 5W output) and the 300B (good for about 8W output). -- IQ

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Epic list of total FAIL.

2015-08-22 Thread Alan Grimes
: On Saturday, August 22, 2015 1:52:00 AM Alan Grimes wrote: Findings 3 4 sound like a faulty or underrated PSU...or a bad motherboard. Start by unplugging everything that you don't need to boot from a live CD and run some tests. It sure does. A weak power supply will certainly cause some issues

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Epic list of total FAIL.

2015-08-21 Thread Alan Grimes
J. Roeleveld wrote: Please don't bother this list with more of your complaining until you grow up and learn how to use computers properly. I built my first machine nearly a quarter century ago. =| That said, I spent the day doing diagnostics: Findings: 1. There were a hell of a lot more

Re: [gentoo-user] nepomuk gone, baloo enters

2015-08-21 Thread Alan Grimes
What in god's name are these semantic desktops good for any way? The only thing nepomunk ever did was consume CPU resources, I think I intentionally broke the e-build on that one to prevent it from installing such a useful, resource hungry, piece of crap. =( Who do you think I am? A windows

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Epic list of total FAIL.

2015-08-21 Thread Alan Grimes
Grant Edwards wrote: On 2015-08-21, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: Earlier I saw segfaults in gcc, and another poster pointed it out. When gcc segfaults, it is always suspicious mostly because the compiler is an app where we know the devs take extraordinary measures to prevent

Re: [gentoo-user] Epic list of total FAIL.

2015-08-20 Thread Alan Grimes
tortoise ~ # wraeth wrote: On 21/08/15 08:31, Alan Grimes wrote: Fernando Rodriguez wrote: The ncurses ebuild is indeed broken, I ran into the same problem before. But you received good advice on your last thread (build libtinfo on another system and copy it or just try symlinking

[gentoo-user] Epic list of total FAIL.

2015-08-20 Thread Alan Grimes
My five year old CPU has been working it's ass off the last few days doing a full --emptytree world to try to purge the system of the ncurses clusterfuck. Here is the list of FAIL. A few of these might be stale listings because I didn't purge the directory before running this. Also a few of these

Re: [gentoo-user] Epic list of total FAIL.

2015-08-20 Thread Alan Grimes
Fernando Rodriguez wrote: The ncurses ebuild is indeed broken, I ran into the same problem before. But you received good advice on your last thread (build libtinfo on another system and copy it or just try symlinking it to ncurses), if you'd followed it you would a got your system back up

[gentoo-user] !!!!

2015-08-18 Thread Alan Grimes
Like a stupid dumbfuck, I tried to update my machine today tortoise ~ # revdep-rebuild /bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory tortoise ~ # ufed sh: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot

Re: [gentoo-user] want to upgrade 50 month old installation

2015-08-04 Thread Alan Grimes
50 months?!?!??! that's like a fresh install Jeez, have you even finished the burn-in testing on that? My machine is more than 60 months old and I only recently completed the burn-in test, (the mobo failed, wasn't giving me the PCI-E channels I needed). My home directory is about eleven

Re: [gentoo-user] has the sun set ?

2015-05-31 Thread Alan Grimes
Philip Webb wrote: Using Kde-Sunset, I have 3 useful apps available in forms which aren't provided by KDE 4 (Kworldclock Ksokoban Kmahjongg). ## # # # X # # # # #@ *# # !!! = Actually, a thousand million times better than ksokoban is EasySok, which is, by

Re: [gentoo-user] General weirdness - a tale of woe.

2015-05-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: On Friday 29 May 2015 10:36:37 Peter Humphrey wrote: I had two sets of problems: one in KDE which I might have nailed finally [1], and one at boot time in which /dev/md7 (RAID-1 with metadata 1.0) was not being started. [1] Whenever I've had KMail screw up I've created a new

Re: [gentoo-user] recommended applications

2015-05-24 Thread Alan Grimes
My pattern: 1. Use FVWM for 5 years. 2. Get sick of it. 3. Try every wm out there and find they all suck nuts. 4. Go to step 1. -- IQ is a measure of how stupid you feel. Powers are not rights.

[gentoo-user] List of Epic FAIL

2015-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Here's a numbered list of failed packages after SECOND emptytree rebuild; machine has not been rebooted since previous post; Reboot scheduled due to video driver version bump. tortoise portage # ls * -l app-office: =1=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 16 19:59 texmacs-1.99.2-r1 dev-db:

Re: [gentoo-user] ffmpeg command not found

2015-04-12 Thread Alan Grimes
gevisz wrote: I used to convert dav to avi files with the following command yet a year ago: $ ffmpeg -i input.dav -vcodec libx264 -crf 24 output.avi but now, while trying to use it, I get bash: ffmpeg: command not found What happened? I still have virtual/ffmpeg package installed. In my

Re: [gentoo-user] ffmpeg command not found

2015-04-12 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: Thanks for pointing this out. My mistake. Apologies for that. What I wasn't sure is if ffmpeg will be removed in the future and gentoo will end up following debian, et al. Et al can go rot in hell. We use ffmpeg. -- IQ is a measure of how stupid you feel. Powers are not

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